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Dodonaea Miller, Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4. 1754. Hiern in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:697.1875; T. Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. 2:269.1902; Talbot, For. Fl. 1:342.1909; Bailey, Stand. Cyclop. Hort. 2:1064.1919; Radlkofer, Pfla¬nzenr. Sapind. 350.1933; K.H. Rech., Fl. Iran. No. 38:3.1966.

Dodonaea viscosa

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

Gregarious, dioecious shrubs. Young shoots viscid. Leaves exstipulate, simple, alternate. Flowers small, regular, in short terminal or axillary panicles. Sepals 3-5, imbricate or valvate. Petals absent. Stamens atta¬ched outside the disc. Disc annular in the female flower, absent in the male flower. Ovary sessile, 2-6 locular, 2 ovules in each locule. Fruit a septicidal capsule, 2-6 valved; valves winged at the back; seeds lenticular to sub-globose, 1-2 in each locule.

A genus of 60 species, mostly Australian, widely distributed in the warmer parts of most countries.

Lower Taxon

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